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  • Christy Osborne & Meade Holland Shirley

What's the deal with mommy wine culture?

Today’s episode is another spicy one where we both as former “wine moms” and presidents of the mommy wine club dive into the pervasiveness of this not-so-funny-anymore messaging. We explore the tricks that are used to perpetuate the mommy wine lies like “wine is necessary for surviving motherhood,” “it’s our reward for momming so hard” and “it’s ok to numb out around your kids as long as it’s with wine.”

When did it become the norm to roll up to our kids’ soccer game or little league game with a wine tumbler roadie? When did it become the norm to decorate our kitchens with “I wine because they whine” tea towels? When did it become the norm to send birthday cards and gifs that say “champagne, the classy way for getting hammered” or “wine because kids?” And when did it become the norm to have 67k items for “wine moms” on Etsy?!

How is it that a drug that kills 3 million people a year, is the 3rd leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., is a class 1 carcinogen, increases our breast cancer risk significantly with regular use, and is the same chemical substance that what we put in our gas tanks to drive our cars has become the common language of motherhood?

And here’s the deal, by no means are we judging if this is you. We were right there all up in it several years ago having a good old time sharing the bottles, the memes, and the laughs too. Don’t believe us? Check out all the props that Meade shares from her own collection that she’s hung on to over these last few years for this very moment!

You won’t want to miss this episode as neither of us holds back from the big emotion that surrounds this topic. How does this affect our kids when we send them the message that we need a drug to survive being around them?

We were duped by big alcohol y’all and the lies of the mommy wine culture. Are you being duped too?

Thank you for listening! xx

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